In Memory of



Obituary for Joshua Riaille

It is not the date on either end that counts, but how he used his dash for that dash between the dates represents all the time he spent alive on Earth and only those who loved him know what that little line is worth.

Joshua Derrick Riaille was born on Tuesday, December 23, 1986 at 6:17 PM to Evelyn Ng and Hervé Denis Riaille at the Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose, California. Although Joshua was an only child, he is survived by family living in Canada, France, Philippines, and the United States.

In 2010, Joshua graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Irvine (UCI). After college, he stayed in southern California, bought a house in Tustin, and worked as a Service Engineer at Kia Motors America and a Design Engineer at JE Pistons until he shifted to stock investing, which allowed him the time to focus on his medical treatments while traveling the world.

In 2011 when Joshua was 25 years old, he was diagnosed with a rare cancer, epithelioid sarcoma, and had been battling it with years of clinical trials, chemotherapies, immunotherapies, radiation, and surgeries. Despite ongoing medical treatments, Joshua would go on to travel the world with his family and friends, visiting 33 countries and 21states. He also enjoyed adventurous activities including biking, hang gliding, hiking, rock climbing, skydiving, swimming with sharks, and ziplining.

On December 28, 2019, Joshua proposed to Denice Mitchell at Square Room Escape in Irvine, California where the final clue of the escape room led to the engagement ring and Joshua down on one knee. On April 4, 2021 (Easter Sunday), Joshua and Denice Mitchell got married in an intimate backyard ceremony during the pandemic. One year later on February 13, 2021 (Superbowl Sunday), Joshua and Denice Mitchell celebrated Act II of their wedding at Galway Downs in Temecula, California in the presence of all their loved ones.

In spite of his cancer, Joshua spent the time he had here on Earth sharing and living out the Gospel of Jesus Christ touching countless lives for the Kingdom of God.

How will you spend your dash?